Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Upcoming Public Forums

Councilman Roger Berliner will host a public forum on Woodmont East II tonight January 8th, from 7-9pm at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center located at 4805 Edgemoor La. in Bethesda.

Public Hearings on the BRAC DEIS (that's Base Closure and Realignment Commission Draft Environmental Impact Statement or, as I like to call it, BRACasaurus) for National Naval Medical Center (better known locally as "the Navy Hospital") on January 9 and 10 at the Pooks Hill Marriott. On January 10th, the Planning Board also has a planned briefing and public meeting on the same topic at 1PM.

Town of Chevy Chase Town Council meeting on January 9th at 7pm in the Town Hall at the Leland Center. The meeting should attract more interest than usual due to the introduction of a proposal for an emergency moratorium on construction (excepting additions of less than 500 sq. ft) and a petition in support of it.

Councilman Marc Elrich will discussing his proposed changes to the County's Forest Conservation Law at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on January 10th at 7 p.m. at the County Council Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville

District 20 Sen. Jamie Raskin, Del. Sheila Hixon, Del. Heather Mizeur, and Del. Tom Hucker will be holding a town hall meeting on Sunday, January 13th from 4-6pm at the United Methodist Church located at 52 Randolph Rd. in Silver Spring.

Finally, County Exec. Ike Leggett is holding a series of six public forums on the county budget throughout this month. I must say that the County Exec has admirable stamina for holding so many of these events.